Government debt

FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo specialist Michael Pistillo works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 25, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Friday, recovering a chunk of their losses from earlier in the week. Technology and industrial companies jumped. Traders took a brighter view on the economy, and U.S. companies continued to report solid results for the fourth quarter. Energy and...
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A man receives a money transfer in Lebanese currency from a Western Union shop, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Earlier this month, Lebanon's central bank announced that all money sent through transfer services must now be collected in Lebanese pounds. Lebanon's finance minister says a report by Moody's Investors Service that downgraded the country's long-term investment ratings reflects the need for quickly forming a new government and implementing reforms. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
January 22, 2019 - 10:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A report by Moody's Investors Service that downgraded the country's long-term investment ratings reflects the urgent need for quickly forming a new government, implementing reforms and reducing budget deficit, Lebanon's finance minister and experts said Tuesday. The statement by Ali...
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January 16, 2019 - 4:28 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's mammoth debt opened Wednesday, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds urgently needed by the government. The hearing involves more...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, listens as Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, talks about border security after making a surprise visit to the press briefing room of the White House in Washington. Trump and Judd share an ominous view of the southern border and a certainty that a wall along the boundary is urgently needed to stop what they’ve described as a humanitarian crisis. Judd, a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol, has helped to validate Trump’s fiery immigration rhetoric and affirm the president’s conviction the border with Mexico is a frequently lawless place. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 14, 2019 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader's profile while burnishing the image of the U.S...
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December 24, 2018 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Stocks plunged Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 653 points following President Trump's tweet attacking the Federal Reserve and its independence. The Dow Jones lost 2.9 percent and the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. Mnuchin says that the negative market reaction following the Federal Reserve's rate hike was "completely overblown." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 20, 2018 - 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the negative market reaction following the Federal Reserve's rate hike this week was "completely overblown." Mnuchin said the market overreacted, with computerized program trading taking over and driving stock prices down...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speak at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Patrick Gentry
December 19, 2018 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that future interest rate decisions will likely depend more on newly released economic data than in the recent past. This would allow the Fed greater...
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A TV monitor inside the Greek paliament shows the speech of Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a parliament session in Athens on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Greek lawmakers are debating the heavily-indebted country's draft budget for 2019, the first since Greece exited an eight-year bailout program. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
December 18, 2018 - 4:28 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers approved the heavily indebted country's budget for 2019 late Tuesday, the first since Greece exited an eight-year bailout program. The budget lawmakers passed with a 154-143 vote still is heavy on austerity measures to ensure Greece registers a hefty surplus,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak walks out of courtroom after a court hearing at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia says it has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its employees in connection with a multibillion-dollar scandal involving state investment fund 1MDB. Najib launched 1MDB in 2009 to promote economic development but it racked up billions of dollars in debts that have led to investigations in the U.S. and several other countries. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, FIle)
December 17, 2018 - 7:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. Attorney General Tommy Thomas said the government is seeking several billion dollars in...
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In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo the European Central Bank sits next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, where ECB president Mario Draghi will hold a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 13, 2018 - 10:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ending the stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past four years — despite the emergence of new risks including a global trade war and Brexit. Thursday's decision to stop the bank's monthly bond...
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